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Apply for Louisiana Food Stamps Online

The Louisiana Food Stamps/SNAP program is administered by the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS). The SNAP program provides food assistance to eligible low-income households to buy healthy food. There are two ways to apply for SNAP benefits in Louisiana. To begin, you will have to fill out an application and submit it to the DCFS . You can either apply for Louisiana food stamps online, as we have described below in details – or you can walk into a DCFS office to apply in person.

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Louisiana Food Stamps Eligibility

To be eligible for the Louisiana Food Stamps, there are strict eligibility requirements that must be met. This includes resource and income requirements.

While a lot of households may be exempted from the resource requirements, there is no escaping the income requirements for most households. We therefore want to make sure you review the income guidelines and do your own review before you apply.

Most households must meet both the gross and net income tests, but a household with a person who is 60 years old or older or a person who is receiving certain types of disability payments only has to meet the net income test. 

Gross income means a household’s total, non-excluded income, before any deductions have been made. Net income means gross income minus allowable deductions. Below is the income chart. 

Louisiana Food Stamps Income Eligibility Standards for Fiscal Year 2023
Effective October 1, 2022 – September 30, 2023
Household Size Monthly Net Income Limit (100% of FPL) Monthly Gross Income Limit (130% of FPL)
Monthly Gross Income Limit (200% of FPL)
1 $1,133 $1,473 $2,266
2 $1,526 $1,984 $3,052
3 $1,920 $2,495 $3,840
4 $2,313 $3,007 $4,626
5 $2,706 $3,518 $5,412
6 $3,100 $4,029 $6,200
7 $3,493 $4,541 $6,986
8 $3,886 $5,052 $7,772
9 $4,280 $5,564 $8,560
10 $4,674 $6,076 $9,348
Each Additional Household Member: $394 $512 $788

As you can see, the income requirements depend on number of people in households. You also have to consider gross income and net income limits to arrive at how much your household qualifies for. There are also residence, citizenship, enumeration and work registration requirements that you must comply with.

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Apply for Louisiana Food Stamps Online

As stated before, you can apply for Louisiana Food Stamps online or in-person at a Department of Children and Family Services office. To apply online click here.

We have also provided a detailed list of what to expect during the application process. The image below shows you the 4 steps you are going to go through when you apply for SNAP benefits in Louisiana. There is also a phone number to call for help ( 1-888-LAHELP-U).

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There you have it. Complete information to help you get food assistance in Louisiana.

Income Limit for Louisiana Food Stamps Summary

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Kwame Kuadey

Kwame Kuadey writes about personal finance and the social safety net. His career started in banking but he caught the entrepreneurial bug and has spent the last decade building successful businesses, including an Inc. 500 Company. Kwame believes everyone has the power to improve their quality of life by seeking knowledge and taking action. In 2012, Kwame founded Empower Media to help low-income households improve their financial situation. His expertise is in topics relevant to low-income households, including government benefits and assistance, banking products, access to credit, plus tools & resources to help reduce income volatility and build wealth. Kwame has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Entrepreneur, Inc. Magazine, Washington Post, ABC, and NPR.



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